25 Years IWH

Lisa Hölscher

Lisa Hölscher
Current Position

(on parental leave)

since 6/16

Economist in the Department of Structural Change and Productivity

Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association

Research Interests

  • applied microeconometrics
  • empirical labour economics

Lisa Hölscher joined the Department of Structural Change and Productivity as a PhD candidate in June 2016. As a member of the research group "Firm Dynamics and Employment Outcomes", she focuses on the workforce composition and employment prospects in newly founded firms.

Lisa Hölscher studied European Studies (BA) and International Economics and Policy Consulting (MSc) at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. In her master thesis, written in cooperation with the IWH, she analysed the effects of job loss on affected workers’ regional mobility.

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Working Papers


Losing Work, Moving Away? Regional Mobility After Job Loss

Daniel Fackler Lisa Hölscher

in: IWH Discussion Papers , No. 26, 2016


Using German survey data, we investigate the relationship between involuntary job loss and regional mobility. Our results show that job loss has a strong positive effect on the propensity to relocate. We also analyze whether the high and persistent earnings losses of displaced workers can in part be explained by limited regional mobility. Our findings do not support this conjecture as we find substantial long lasting earnings losses for both movers and stayers. In the short run, movers even face slightly higher losses, but the differences between the two groups of displaced workers are never statistically significant. This challenges whether migration is a beneficial strategy in case of involuntary job loss.

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